Tuesday, January 25, 2005

Michael Sherrard Finds the Lord

As a one-time member of Lake Washington United Methodist church, Michael Sherrard is now embracing the Lord at the Assemblies of God in Kirkland. Praise the Lord. While defending the right to smoke, as provided for in the Holy Bible (Prosperity).

Some smoking activists hope Michael Sherrard will now bring back the pro smokers rights methods he championed at College back to his home state of Washington, where smokers are heavily taxed by Mammon. Altria, Phillip Morris and RJR would welcome the tax cuts as they heavily discriminate against a legal product. As can be seen from this chart, tobacco profits are tiny compared with the confiscatory tax policies of the state administration.

Sunday, January 23, 2005

Michael Sherrard Contemplates New Career in Entertainment

Michael Sherrard Denounces Old Friend Steven Melenchuk

Saturday, January 22, 2005

Film on Michael Sherrard's Campus Life Released: 'Bully' expected to be big hit


Friday, January 21, 2005

Belle Myers comes forward to denounce Michael Sherrard

Big Belle and her socialist husband firebrand David Terry Myers from Mesa Arizona have denounced Michael Sherrard for simply not being socialist enough.

David T. Myers like Lee Harvey Oswald has declared himself a world citizen. This means he does not consider himself a citizen of the United States.

Monday, January 17, 2005

Michael Sherrard is Looking for Work, Please Help Him



Serial plagiarist Michael Sherrard is finding it hard to find work. Please help him.

Michael Sherrard for President?



Are they serious?

Sunday, January 16, 2005

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Passive Smoking Kills

Passive Smoking Ban Called Stupid By Michael Sherrard

What is Passive Smoking?

Breathing other people's smoke is called passive, involuntary or secondhand smoking. The non-smoker breathes "sidestream" smoke from the burning tip of the cigarette and "mainstream" smoke that has been inhaled and then exhaled by the smoker. Secondhand smoke (SHS) is a major source of indoor air pollution.

What's in the smoke?

Tobacco smoke contains over 4000 chemicals in the form of particles and gases. Many potentially toxic gases are present in higher concentrations in sidestream smoke than in mainstream smoke and nearly 85% of the smoke in a room results from sidestream smoke. The particulate phase includes tar (itself composed of many chemicals), nicotine, benzene and benzo(a)pyrene. The gas phase includes carbon monoxide, ammonia, dimethylnitrosamine, formaldehyde, hydrogen cyanide and acrolein. Some of these have marked irritant properties and some 60 are known or suspected carcinogens (cancer causing substances). The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in the USA has classified environmental tobacco smoke as a class A (known human) carcinogen along with asbestos, arsenic, benzene and radon gas.



How does this affect the passive smoker?

Some of the immediate effects of passive smoking include eye irritation, headache, cough, sore throat, dizziness and nausea. Adults with asthma can experience a significant decline in lung function when exposed, while new cases of asthma may be induced in children whose parents smoke. Short term exposure to tobacco smoke also has a measurable effect on the heart in non-smokers. Just 30 minutes exposure is enough to reduce coronary blood flow.

In the longer term, passive smokers suffer an increased risk of a range of smoking-related diseases. Non-smokers who are exposed to passive smoking in the home, have a 25 per cent increased risk of heart disease and lung cancer. A major review by the Government-appointed Scientific Committee on Tobacco and Health (SCOTH) concluded that passive smoking is a cause of lung cancer and ischaemic heart disease in adult non-smokers, and a cause of respiratory disease, cot death, middle ear disease and asthmatic attacks in children. A more recent review of the evidence by SCOTH found that the conclusions of its initial report still stand i.e. that there is a “causal effect of exposure to secondhand smoke on the risks of lung cancer, ischaemic heart disease and a strong link to adverse effects in children”. [6] A review of the risks of cancer from exposure to secondhand smoke by the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) noted that “the evidence is sufficient to conclude that involuntary smoking is a cause of lung cancer in never smokers”. [7] A study published in the British Medical Journal suggests that previous studies of the effects of passive smoking on the risk of heart disease may have been under-estimated. The researchers found that blood cotinine levels among non-smokers were associated with a 50-60% increased risk of heart disease.

Deaths from secondhand smoke

Whilst the relative health risks from passive smoking are small in comparison with those from active smoking, because the diseases are common, the overall health impact is large. The British Medical Association has conservatively estimated that secondhand smoke causes at least 1,000 deaths a year in the UK. However, the true figure is likely to be much higher. Professor Konrad Jamrozik, formerly of Imperial College London, estimated that domestic exposure to secondhand smoke causes at least 3,600 deaths annually from lung cancer, heart disease and stroke combined, while exposure at work leads to approximately 700 deaths from these causes. Jamrozik also estimates 49 deaths – or about 1 a week – from exposure at work in the hospitality trades. In the population aged 65 or older, passive smoking is estimated to account for 16,900 deaths annually. 9,700 are due to stroke, where current evidence of health effects is weakest.

Risk to young children - Why does Michael Sherrard want the kids exposed to smoke?

Almost half of all children in the UK are exposed to tobacco smoke at home. [10] Passive smoking increases the risk of lower respiratory tract infections such as bronchitis, pneumonia and bronchiolitis in children. One study found that in households where both parents smoke, young children have a 72 per cent increased risk of respiratory illnesses. [11] Passive smoking causes a reduction in lung function and increased severity in the symptoms of asthma in children, and is a risk factor for new cases of asthma in children. Passive smoking is also associated with middle ear infection in children as well as possible cardiovascular impairment and behavioural problems.



Infants of parents who smoke are more likely to be admitted to hospital for bronchitis and pneumonia in the first year of life. More than 17,000 children under the age of five are admitted to hospital every year because of the effects of passive smoking. [15] Passive smoking during childhood predisposes children to developing chronic obstructive airway disease and cancer as adults. 15 Exposure to tobacco smoke may also impair olfactory function in children. A Canadian study found that passive smoking reduced children’s ability to detect a wide variety of odours compared with children raised in non-smoking households. Passive smoking may also affect children’s mental development. A US study found deficits in reading and reasoning skills among children even at low levels of smoke exposure.

Exposure to passive smoking during pregnancy is an independent risk factor for low birth weight. [18] A recent study has also shown that babies exposed to their mother’s tobacco smoke before they are born grow up with reduced lung function Parental smoking is also a risk factor for sudden infant death syndrome (cot death). For more detailed information about the health effects of passive smoking on children see the ASH briefing: Passive Smoking: The impact on children





What protection is there for non-smokers?

In the public health White Paper published in November 2004, the Government set out proposals to ban smoking in most workplaces and public places. However, exemptions are proposed for pubs that do not serve food and private clubs. For further information about the White Paper proposals see Factsheet no 14 in this series: Smoking in workplaces and public places.





Reports and surveys

Public opinion surveys have shown widespread support for smoking restrictions in public places and this has been growing steadily in recent years. The 2002 government commissioned survey of smoking attitudes found that 86% of respondents (including 70% of smokers) agreed that smoking should be restricted at work and a similar proportion favoured smoking restrictions in restaurants. The survey also revealed that a majority of people supported smoking restrictions in pubs. [20]

A national survey commissioned by SmokeFree London found that over half of non-smoking employees (51%) are still exposed to tobacco smoke at work, with almost a third (31%) being exposed every day or most days. [21] A MORI survey commissioned by ASH found that 80% of respondents favoured a law to require all enclosed workplaces to be smokefree.[22] The same survey revealed that about 2.2 million people in the UK are exposed to passive smoking in their places of work.

Michael Sherrard Describes Smoking Bans As "Stupid"

Philip Morris are so proud of their boy, Michael Sherrard.

Michael Sherrard CV - Has there been a less impressive human being in human history?

Objective:

Campaign-related employment/internship (July through November) as a component of year-long undergraduate thesis project.
Education
Hampshire College, Amherst, MA (B.A., '05)

* Self-designed, interdisciplinary concentration: "Democracy, Populism, and Social Change in the American Political Landscape", completed May 2004
* Pursuing a year-long independent thesis project, tentatively titled "Mousepads, Shoeleather, and Hope": 2004 and the New Politics of Progressive Mobilization
* Active in community governance, campus activism, and local politics

Semester in Washington, George Washington University (Fall 2003)

* Curriculum in applied politics, including a campaign management practicum (campaign plan, TV ad), run by the Graduate School of Political Management

The Overlake School, Redmond, WA ('01)

* National Merit Semi-Finalist, commencement speaker, student government leader

Experience
Intern, Dean for America (Seattle, WA), January 2004

* Trained volunteers, organized events, drafted literature on caucus strategy, assisted with coalition outreach.

Intern, Campaign for America's Future (Washington, D.C), Fall 2003

* Worked on a variety of research, communications, and web projects, both for CAF and the Apollo Alliance. Volunteered at Take Back America Conference, June 2004.

Campaign Planning, Citizens for Brian Derdowski (Issaquah, WA), August 2003

* Worked directly with county-council candidate on research, logistical, fund-raising, and communications projects to establish campaign operations

Campus/Local Political Organizing (Amherst, MA), Fall 2001 - Present

* Mobilized students to vote in state and local elections, including a town charter which was defeated by 14 votes. Elected to representative Town Meeting, Spring 2002; served as town representative to Cities for Peace Conference , February 2003.

Northwest Organizer Intern, Center for Environmental Citizenship (Seattle, WA), Summer 2002

* Recruited college students for summer training academies. Procured donations for silent auction fund-raiser. Representative to coalition organizing "Rolling Thunder Seattle."

Intern, Public Interest Associates (Bellevue, WA), May 2001

* Assisted with business meetings, organizational research, and event planning

Skills

* Written and verbal communication
* Electronic research
* Web / HTML
* Grassroots organizing

References Available Upon Request

Smoking and Michael Sherrard

Passive smoking kills tens of thousands of Americans each year.

Michael Sherrard and the Tobacco Lobby

Why did Michael Sherrard oppose the smoking ban at Hampshire experimental college. The tobacco lobby, corporates such as Altria, RJR and other tobacco giants also oppose smoking bans that have been championed by tobacco whistleblower Jeffrey Wigand. Michael Sherrard finds himself supporting big tobacco's opposition to smoking bans, which are a measure designed to stop "passive smoking" which threatens workers in many settings, particularly in the hospitality industry.

Wednesday, January 12, 2005

Hampshire College - Tell us more

The Hampshire College website reveals:

As a liberal arts college, Hampshire helps students develop confidence in their intellect, creativity, and values. It encourages their desire to be lifelong learners and their capacity to advance the cause of social justice and the well-being of others. The college fosters these attitudes through: a multidisciplinary, multicultural curriculum; self-initiated, individual programs of study negotiated with faculty mentors; students' active participation in original research; and the diverse communities, on campus and off, in which learning takes place. Within the college's residential community students encounter and learn to respect difference and appreciate diversity, thereby enhancing their capacity to live together well.

Can Michael Sherrard Walk on Water?

Activist or an opinion in search of an outlet?

Michael Sherrard one time Green radical leftist activist demonstrates water walking.

Sherrards Takes Dump on Dean

Michael Sherrard today announced his support for Simon Rosenburg, neoconservative and rightist.

Michael Sherrard once campaigned for Howard Dean, Rosenburg's main rival.

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